Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters by Steven E. Koonin
Dr. Koonin is the former undersecretary for science in the US Department of Energy in the Obama administration.
If someone wants to talk to you about climate change, no matter what side they are on, ask if they have read this book. If not, they are at best poorly informed about the science, what is real what is agenda driven, and what is not known. Dr. Koonin gives a hard slap to those who deny that climate change has a man-made component. He gives a harder slap to those, usually with no education in climate like AOC, Greta and Gore, who say the climate is broken, disaster is upon us and the world has only 12 years (or is it now 11). But his hardest slap is for those who distort the science to sell newspapers or air time, to garner votes, or to secure funding for their projects. You’ve seen the scare headlines from the reports, usually mitigated by a section buried in the report. For example: From the National Climate Assessment issued by the US Government, 1916: “There has been no significant trend in the global number of tropical cyclones nor has and trend been identified in the number of US Land-falling hurricanes.” (P769, appendix 3). He discusses what can and can’t be done, and why. I urge everyone to read this book by a leading scientist.